A young father from Padiham has died after an incident in which his car collided with a tree.
With tributes already present at the scene of the collision, which occurred on Slade Lane close to the junction with Adamson Street at around 9:40pm on Friday, September 29th, one of the three men involved in the crash - named locally as Corey Hudson - has sadly died.
Father to a young son just months old, Corey, who worked as a mechanic at JPN Autoparts, reportedly lost control of his Seat Leon whilst travelling from the direction of Church Street and left the carriageway, colliding with a tree. Burnley and Padiham police are still appealing for information regarding the collision.
The two other passengers in the car also sustained injuries, with a 27-year-old man suffering neck, head, and shoulder injuries and is in a serious condition, while a second passenger, aged 30, suffered injuries to his pelvis and ribs.
Tributes on Facebook included the comments: "Horrible news to wake up to. RIP Corey Hudson fly high buddy!! Hope the other 2 lads pull through," and "R.I.P Corey Hudson One of the nicest lads you would ever meet has been taken away far too soon true mate gone forever."
All the men were taken to Royal Preston Hospital for treatment and the road was closed for more than four hours while accident investigators attended the scene, with a spokesperson for the fire service saying: "Two fire engines from Padiham and Burnley responded. Firefighters used hydraulic equipment to rescue the driver and a passenger in the rear seat and both casualties were taken to hospital by ambulance."
Police are appealing for witnesses following the collision, with Temp Sgt Lee Harris, of Lancashire Police's Roads Policing Unit, saying: "Three men have been injured and we want to establish exactly what happened.
"If you saw the vehicle before the collision, or witnessed the incident, please contact us," he added.
Anyone with information can contact police on 101 quoting log reference 1470 of September 29th.